Joan Miró

1893 - 1983

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Joan Miró i Ferrà ( mi-ROH, US also mee-ROH, Catalan: [ʒuˈam miˈɾo j fəˈra]; 20 April 1893 – 25 December 1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his native city of Barcelona in 1975, and another, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, was established in his adoptive city of Palma de Mallorca in 1981. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism but with a personal style, sometimes also veering into Fauvism and Expressionism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joan Miró has received more than 1,936,695 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 85 in 2019). Joan Miró is the 40th most popular painter (down from 38th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Spain (down from 20th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Spanish Painter.

Joan Miró is most famous for his surrealist paintings.

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Among painters, Joan Miró ranks 40 out of 1,428Before him are Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Amedeo Modigliani, Jacques-Louis David, Giotto, René Magritte, and Giuseppe Arcimboldo. After him are Masaccio, Artemisia Gentileschi, Tintoretto, Gustave Courbet, Nicolas Poussin, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

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Among people born in 1893, Joan Miró ranks 3Before him are Mao Zedong and Hermann Göring. After him are Ip Man, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Alfred Rosenberg, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Walter Ulbricht, Carol II of Romania, Alexander of Greece, and Draža Mihailović. Among people deceased in 1983, Joan Miró ranks 1After him are Garrincha, Louis de Funès, Luis Buñuel, Leopold III of Belgium, Umberto II of Italy, Hergé, Idris of Libya, Tennessee Williams, Felix Bloch, Buckminster Fuller, and David Niven.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Joan Miró ranks 23 out of 2,595Before him are Ignatius of Loyola (1491), Pope Alexander VI (1431), Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503), Francisco Pizarro (1478), Joanna of Castile (1479), and Catherine of Aragon (1485). After him are Maimonides (1138), Ferdinand II of Aragon (1452), Teresa of Ávila (1515), Saint Dominic (1170), Saint Lawrence (225), and Federico García Lorca (1898).

Among PAINTERS In Spain

Among painters born in Spain, Joan Miró ranks 5Before him are Pablo Picasso (1881), Salvador Dalí (1904), Francisco Goya (1746), and Diego Velázquez (1599). After him are Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617), Francisco de Zurbarán (1598), Juan Gris (1887), Joaquín Sorolla (1863), Antoni Tàpies (1923), Enrique Simonet (1866), and Ferdinand Columbus (1488).